Two people are killed and 100 are injured when the grandstand seating at the Jerusalem Synagogue collapses.
According to Israeli emergency services, an Orthodox synagogue in the West Bank settlement of Giv’at Ze’ev northwest of Jerusalem collapsed, killing two people and injuring more than 100.
According to CNN, at least two people have been confirmed dead in what has been described as a “mass casualty event,” according to the head of police for the Jerusalem district, who spoke to Israeli television reporters.
When the crowded bleachers collapsed, dozens of worshippers fell to the ground, according to video broadcast on Israeli television. According to police, “a significant number of worshippers were injured.” Worshippers appeared to be trapped under the bleachers, according to a firefighter on the scene, according to Israel Channel 13. According to Israeli emergency medical services, more than 100 people have been injured.
Just over two weeks ago, 45 people were killed in a stampede at a religious festival on Israel’s Mount Meron, where worshipers had gathered to mark the Lag B’Omer holiday.